Healthcare DIVE June 13, 2024
Emily Olsen

Andrew Carney, from HHS agency ARPA-H, explains why hospitals struggle with cybersecurity and talks about a new program that aims to help them defend their technology environments.

Cybersecurity has become a major challenge for the healthcare sector, as a growing number of data breaches and high-profile cyberattacks rock the industry.

Attacks can disrupt critical operations and jeopardize patient care — and it can sometimes take weeks for hospitals to fully recover.

But patching vulnerabilities in the plethora of devices hospitals use can be difficult for often under-resourced IT teams, according to Andrew Carney, program manager for resilient systems at the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health.

ARPA-H, an agency of the HHS modeled after the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...

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